I hate to ask this because I know it has been asked MANY times, but I have been scouring the internet looking all around at film scanners, but a lot of reviews tend to be of older ones. I also am trying to find older dedicated film scanners, that can also do 120 film (I need them to do 120mm & 35mm) and compare it to an epson v500 and the epson 4490 but I am so lost. Everyone has a very subjective review, I mean im not expecting gold with my budget but some people look down on flatbed scanners so much with their nikon d3x I cant get an honest review. I also cant get a fair look at these scanners because when I see results they vary SOOOO much, and I dont know if they have been photoshopped, or if the mediocre and bad ones were that way because of film/camera/lens ect.... or the actual scanner. So my questions are, 1. What do you recommend for a scanner dedicated or flatbed that can scan 35mm and 120mm for 200 or less? 2. I am interested in both the 4490 and the v500, other than optical resolution is there any huge diffrence in scan quality of 35 or 120? Is it worth the price drffrence? 3. I shoot good black and white film, and meh 200 kodak gold for color, (both mainly on my AE-1) and all I have ever seen is 4x6 prints of my pictures that were processed from 1hr labs , would I see signaficant quality loss if I scan the negatives onto my computer with something along the lines of a 4490 or a v500. Sorry for all the questions guys, its just im 16 and I am no rokafeller and am going halves with this scanner (and future hybrid darkroom, I hope) with a friend and we want the best for our money, and we both after hours of research are still pretty clueless.